Assistant Director of Pharmacy – Governance & Risk, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool
Derek Taylor’s current role is Assistant Director of Pharmacy for the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust with responsibility for governance and risk as well as the specialist lead for Older Peoples Services. He has been a long-term member of the Trust’s multidisciplinary falls group and runs regular staff and patient educational sessions on the role of medication review in the management and prevention of falls in older people.
Derek has been chairman of the UKCPA Care of the Elderly Group since 1997. This group has provided education and networking for a wide range of pharmacists working in older people services, including the organisation of a number of falls-related workshops and presentations.